How to Cook Kale

If you’re a fan of cabbage, you should give kale a try. Kale is often overlooked when choosing a vegetable simply because many people do not know how to cook kale (or what it is, for that matter). Here is a simple recipe anyone can follow:

This is how to cook kale

Your first step is finding the perfect kale. Look for kale that has crisp and dark greens. When you are ready to prepare, rinse the kale in a large bowl of warm water and drain. Trim away any tough stems. Roll the leaves in a jellyroll style. Slice the rolled up leaves into strips. The strips should be about 1/2-inch thick. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once your oil is hot add the kale and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the leaves are tender.

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How to Cook Cabbage

Many people snub their nose at the thought of boiled cabbage, due to the strong odor it produces as it is cooked. However, do not let the odor fool you; cooked cabbage can be a very tasty addition to any meal if prepared properly. With these instructions, you will learn how to cook cabbage perfectly so that everyone will enjoy.

The first step in preparing this tasty side dish is to get rid of the odor. If you soak the cabbage in vinegar before preparing, the odor will be drastically reduced. You can also use lemon juice to reduce odor by adding it to the boiling water while cooking. Use both of these options for a mouth-watering dish that everyone will love.

This is how to cook cabbage

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Head of Green Cabbage
- 2 Slices of Bacon- Thick Bacon is Preferred
- Salt to Taste
- Vinegar
- Lemon Juice

You will need the following Utensils:
- 1 Stainless Steel Knife
- Large Boiling Pan- 5-6 Quarts
- Cutting Board

Clean your cabbage thoroughly with cold water while removing the outside leaves. Cut the cabbage into four sections and inspect for pests. Soak the cabbage in a sink or large bowl of vinegar water to remove odor and get rid of any dirt or insects.

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How to Cook Eggplant

Are you wondering how to cook eggplant easy and in gourmet style? Below is the perfect recipe for you!

This is how to cook eggplant

Gently sauté the eggplant in olive oil over medium low heat. Slice your eggplant with skin lengthwise into moderately thin strips. Coat your pan in olive oil and allow slices to cook for 1.5 minutes on each side. During the last minute, top your eggplant slices with sea salt, oregano, basil, pepper and feta cheese. It’s ready to serve!

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How to Cook Green Beans

When looking for good vitamin-packed nutrition, look no further than your product aisle or garden. Choose fresh green beans for a boost to your health and a delightful taste treat. Anyone who wonders how to cook green beans will find they are a versatile and easy vegetable to prepare.

Green beans are commonly boiled or steamed very simply. However, aside from the usual boiling or steaming of green beans, roasting is another wonderful option to bring out their natural flavor.

This is how to cook green beans

To roast green beans, toss one pound of washed green beans in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, a little salt and pepper and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Arrange the beans on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment and bake at 475 degrees about 15 minutes or until tender and lightly browned on the edges. Add crumbled bacon or cooked ham cut in squares for a tasty dish.

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How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Learning how to cook fresh green beans is easy and will expand your cooking abilities greatly. The beautiful thing about green beans is they go well with almost any food. Here’s a great way I know how to cook fresh green beans:

This is how to cook fresh green beans

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of fresh green beans
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- One clove of garlic
- Salt (to taste)

Clean the green beans by rinsing them with cold water, then snap the ends and stems. Next, fill a pot with enough water to cover the green beans and bring water to a boil on high heat.

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How to Cook Collard Greens

Collard greens are a Southern institution and cherished way of life. But you don’t have to be from the South, or live there, to cook up a mean pot of collards. Here’s an easy, step-by-step guide on how to cook collard greens.

This is how to cook collard greens

You will need the following ingredients:
- Water
- 4 bunches of collard greens
- 1 smoked turkey leg
- 4.5 cups of chicken stock
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 teaspoons of flaked red pepper (more if you like a lot of heat!)
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon of spicy mustard
- a dash of hot sauce

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How to Cook a Baked Potato

Cooking a baked potato is among the simplest recipes. The way you decide how to cook a baked potato will depend on the time you have. Potatoes can quickly be baked in the microwave in a matter of a few minutes. However for this recipe we will be using an oven.

This is how to cook a baked potato

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 large potato
- canola oil
- kosher salt

Start by heating your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating wash the potato. Scrub it lightly while washing. With a fork, poke about 8-10 holes in the potato. Coat the potato with the canola oil and then sprinkle with the kosher salt. Pace potato in middle of the oven rack and cook for 1 hour. After the potato is done add your favorite toppings for an extra boost of taste.

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How to Cook Pumpkin

Not only is pumpkin tasty, it is also healthy. Pumpkins can help stimulate kidney activity and help with blood circulation. Pumpkin juice can also treat burns, inflammation and insect stings, although that is not covered in the scope of this article. Cooking pumpkin is easier than it sounds. Buying a fresh pumpkin is tastier than buying canned. Here is a simple recipe on how to cook pumpkin.

This is how to cook pumpkin

First select your pumpkin. Select a pumpkin that is small and has a great orange color. Rinse the outside in cool water. Do not wash with soap. You will then want to cut the pumpkin in half. You will need a strong and sharp knife for this step. Scoop out the seeds and any dangle material inside. Place the pumpkin inside the microwave and heat on high for 15 minutes.

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How to Cook Pumpkin Seeds in the Oven

Pumpkin seeds are the perfect snack and are very simple to make. This is how to cook pumpkin seeds in the oven.

Begin by pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees. Make sure you separate the seeds from the pulp of the pumpkin. Rinse the seeds in a colander, pat dry and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle about ½ tsp. of kosher salt (use more or less, depending on your taste). Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 10 minutes, or when the seeds are golden brown. Set them out to cool.

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How to Cook Carrots

Carrots are a flavorful vegetable that nearly everyone likes. “Simply†is probably the answer when asking how to cook carrots. They need very little in the way of additional ingredients to bring out their best. A few seasonings, a little preparation and a truly exceptional side dish will be on your table in short order.

This is how to cook carrots

After cleaning and peeling, slice carrots in diagonal ovals. Sauté along with some sliced onion in a little butter. Season it with dill weed, slivered ginger, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste until tender crisp. One pound of carrots should equal about 3 cups sliced.

When eating fresh aromatic vegetable dishes such as this, you would want a light beverage to go with it. You don’t want to overshadow the flavors with heavy overpowering drinks.

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